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Yosemite Bike Ride Around the Valley

Sunday, April 15, 2007

semi-overcast 0 °F

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We ran out of propane overnight, so it was 51 degrees in the trailer this morning. Warmer than the 39 degrees outside, but still cold! We need to figure out a way to determine when we’re running low in propane. Our method now is to wake up to a cold trailer – I’m not crazy about this method :-)

We couldn’t figure out where the Yosemite chapel was til later in the day so we missed church this morning. We rode around the 3 campgrounds in the valley this morning to check out other RVs and campsites. They only have about 5 campsites in the valley for a 35 ft trailer like we have, so very few large rigs here. All of the campgrounds have a FULL sign posted on them, but we see lots of empty sites. The cold and rain/snow may have chased some of the tenters home early. I can’t believe people tent in this kind of weather.

After lunch we bike around the valley.
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Stopping at the visitors center first for their movie on Yosemite and their new museum. Then we bike over to the Yosemite falls

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and finish the bike loop around the valley. It was cold! Today’s high was 55 degrees. It was warm in the sun, but cold anywhere else. I was glad to get back to the trailer.

We had dinner and then decided to go to the 6:30 church service, since we finally figured out where the chapel is located. There were 10 people at the service. The pastor played guitar and we sang several hymns and then he had an hour-plus sermon! Yes, a sermon that lasted over an hour for ten people. It was on creation, kindof. I followed the first 30 minutes but then he got way too technical for me. Plus, as many of you may know, after about 20 minutes, I start to daydream. I really did try to pay attention, but I decided this guy was way too ‘out there’ for me. I did enjoy the hymns though.

At 8:00 we excused ourselves from the service. I said we were on eastern time and were really tired – yes, I know that I lied to a pastor, I actually wanted to go see the film on Ansel Adams that started at 8pm and I was really tired of listening about his theories on creation, but I think it was better that I simply said we were tired from the timezone difference. I explained this rationalization to Jere and he simply smiled – he was glad to escape the service also.

Posted by jengelman 09:32 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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